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SSO with Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity

SSO with Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity

By Bernard Jacobson | The Seattle Times

When Emanuel Ax plays Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, any participating orchestra’s principal cellist can expect to be accorded an equal place in the spotlight. It was heartwarming, at Benaroya Hall on Thursday evening, to observe the pianist’s insistent inclusion of Efe Baltacigil in his acceptance of the audience’s plaudits. Read more …

John Adams’ ‘Absolute Jest’ in San Francisco

John Adams’ ‘Absolute Jest’ in San Francisco

By Mark Swed | Los Angeles Times

When John Adams was a young composer and conductor in San Francisco in the early ’70s, he would often perform the experimental music of John Cage and other radicals, which was the hip thing to do at the time. But he has said that all that avant-garde business could leave him musically dissatisfied, and he’d go home and put on recordings of late Beethoven string quartets.
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Next Concerts

    November 30, 2017

    New York Philharmonic

    David Geffen Hall

    New York, NY

    BENT SØRENSEN Evening Land (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27
    BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

    December 1, 2017

    New York Philharmonic

    David Geffen Hall

    New York, NY

    BENT SØRENSEN Evening Land (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27
    BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

    December 2, 2017

    New York Philharmonic

    David Geffen Hall

    New York, NY

    BENT SØRENSEN Evening Land (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27
    BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

    January 7, 2018

    Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

    Virginia G. Piper Theater

    Scottsdale, AZ

    MOZART Sonate in F KV533 / 494
    LISZT Tre sonetti di Petrarca
    LISZT Vallée d’Obermann
    BACH Partita nr.5 in G BWV829
    BEETHOVEN Sonate nr.21 in C op.53 ‘Waldstein’

    January 11, 2018

    San Francisco Symphony

    Davies Symphony Hall

    San Francisco, CA

    BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 14
    SCHOENBERG Piano Concerto
    R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

    January 12, 2018

    San Francisco Symphony

    Davies Symphony Hall

    San Francisco, CA

    BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 14
    SCHOENBERG Piano Concerto
    R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

    January 13, 2018

    San Francisco Symphony

    Davies Symphony Hall

    San Francisco, CA

    BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 14
    SCHOENBERG Piano Concerto
    R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

    January 16, 2018

    Soka University of America

    Soka Performing Arts Center

    Aliso Viejo, CA

NY Philharmonic

Artist-in-Residence: Emanuel Ax 2012/13.
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